Sunday, September 6, 2015

Robert E. Lee Park



Happy Labor Day Monday!

My post is for all the memes I have listed below.  I thank all the hosts for taking their time and holding these fun linky parties.

If you have been following my blog for a while you already know hubby and I enjoy taking our walks in various parks. It is our way of getting outdoors for exercise and I enjoy birding. On this day we visited the Robert E. Lee Park in Baltimore County and the Lake Roland Dam. The park consists of 450 acres has numerous trails, a dog park, pavilions, nature programs, canoeing and kayaking.


Above is the boardwalk from the parking lot to Lake Roland. For my Wild Bird post I am sharing the Great Blue heron, Great Egrets and some Mallard Ducks.  We also saw various woodpeckers, a kingfisher and some sparrows. They also have a nice doggie park and playground.


Another wild bird photo, the Great Blue Heron.

The mosaic above includes some scenes from the park, the trail crosses the lightrail train tracks, the trail along side the lake and dam area, goose at the top of the dam, is the Virginia Creeper turning fall colors, Lake Roland Dam.


At the doggie park, the dogs have their own swimming spot in the lake.


The Lake Roland Dam is somewhat surrounded by a mature forest. The stream Roland Run above flows into the Jones Falls and eventually into the Baltimore Harbor. The Lake Roland was at one time the first water supply for the City of Baltimore.


As we hiked on the trail we were noticing the Art on the trail 2015, which celebrates both art and nature and allows some Maryland artist to show off their work. I like the cool Baby Mastodon and the next two are interesting and the bottom row with the trees wrapped with yellow is called the Sacred Grove.


My favorite art piece was this Baby Mastodon.
I hope you enjoyed our walk and my post. I hope to see you linking up and have some fun visiting each other. Thank you, as always for visiting my post. Have a happy new week ahead!



Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday
Thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Mersad for hosting Through My Lens.
Thanks to Sue for hosting Wordless Wednesday
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

90 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful place for a walk and marvelous sights to see.

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely place to have a walk Eileen. Love all the varied shots in the collages and that is lovely that artists re showing their sculptures aroudn the park. That one is lovely anad fits in well with its surroundings Have a great week ahead.

diane b said...

It looks a great park for walking and birding. I would enjoy that walk too

Marit Sønstebø said...

It is a beautiful park! Very nice photos :)

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
Loved that mastadon sculpture--how clever to be able to look at pieces of ?? and "see" a finished piece like that.
Hope you have a fun day

Amy Franks said...

SO good to get out and about isn't it? I love the pond for the dogs, more places need something like that :-)

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

What a beautiful and interesting park, Eileen! Your nature and bird photos are always lovely and I enjoyed very much seeing the two happy dogs in the lake. And there was some art as well!
You had created an elegant "meme mosaic". Happy Monday to you too!

✿ chica said...

Que lindo parque e fotos maravilhosas! Feliz feriado! bjs, chica

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I join the chorus of admiration for the park and your 'rendition' of it! I love the art... YAM xx

Mersad said...

I love how the dam is surrounded by nature. A true find. Thanks so much for linking in with Through My Lens.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Lovelyladylinnaea said...

Hi Eileen! Wow thats a funny looking Mastodon. What a brilliant peace of art! See you again!

Joyful said...

I like the Baby Mastadon.

It looks like you and your husband have a plethora of good places to walk and to go birding. How lucky! Have a wonderful week Eileen.

Cathy Keller said...

Such a lovely place to wander on your walks. And your photo of the blue heron is just beautiful!! Bur the part I like the best is the swimming hole for the puppies! What fun that would have been to watch! Have a wonderful day!

Sandra said...

such a wonderful park to walk and snap in.. i like that they have a doggy pond..cute little mastedon to.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the swimming hole for dogs! Brilliant idea! And I very much approve of the way you and your husband get exercise. lol (My kind of exercise too.)

Crafty Green Poet said...

looks like a lovely area to walk, i also like the baby mastadon

Jo said...

What a wonderful walk through that park, Eileen. I love the Baby Mastadon. (I had to Google it!) and you have many shadows and reflections in your collages. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day. Jo

Linda Kay said...

How clever of you to put the meme pictures in a collage! I'd love to join you on one of those wonderful walks in the park....you evidently know the right places to go!

Latane Barton said...

You find such interesting things to take pictures of...like that mastadon. Love the heron!

Karen S. said...

Happy Labor day to you too Eileen. What a lovely explosion of photos, and my favorite is that piece of artwork too! Enjoy the day in all that you do.

Gayle said...

Enjoyed the photos and the mastodon is so sweet. Happy Day!

Florence said...

What a lovely place to walk! The mastodon is so unexpected! Glad you had a good walk in a beautiful park.

Beth from VA, . . ."E" said...

happy labor day! enjoy it! ( ;

Lorrie said...

A great place to walk. The heron seen through the foliage is a great shot. I like the blurred foliage framing the bird.
It's fun to see a bit of whimsy in a park or garden, like the mastodon and other art features. They keep one looking!
Have a good Labor Day.

Small City Scenes said...

Great pics Eileen. Of course I love the dogs playing in the water and the baby Mastodon is excellent. I want one back in our woods. Speaking of woods we have to go investigate ours. We had a huge windstorm last week and we have some trees on the fence back there and must fix.
MB

Missy George said...

Great Mosaics Eileen..Love the Mastodon..Looks like the Labs are having a wonderful time..Have a nice Labor Day..

ladyfi said...

What a gorgeous park! Love that cute mastodon.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

In today's climate...were there people at the entrance of the park picketing to have the park re-named?

Happy Homebird said...

I love artwork combined with nature, makes for an even more exciting walk. Such a great array of wildlife and love the dog park as we don't really have them in the UK - such a great idea.

carol l mckenna said...

Another beautiful place! Love swimming hole for the dogs and Photography is awesome!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Baby Mastodon is very cool. Love the doggies playing in the water!
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Marie C said...

Wonderful photos! What a great park! I love the baby mastadon too. :-)

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photo's here Eileen, and I like the doggies in the water too!

All the best Jan

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Phil Slade said...

You have so many wonderful places to walk Eileen. Not only do they sound good but they are also huge and spacious, especially at 450 acres. I love the artwork too but I admit I had to Google mastadon. Have a great week.

NC Sue said...

So lovely - each and every shot!
Thank you for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/allium-glorious.html

Caroline Gill said...

Wow, Eileen, what a lot of my favourite things ... all in one post! I always love your mosaics. The baby mastodon is really cute! Love the art and the red of the Virgina creeper, too! Thank you for your visits to W&W.

Stephanie said...

Another beautiful spot for a walk! Lovely images in your mosaics.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Great blue herons are magnificent birds!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Eileen
I like the baby mastodon too but best of all, a swimming hole for the furbabies - something we don't have at any of our dog parks.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

TexWisGirl said...

loved the happy water dogs! the sculpture is interesting!

Rose said...

That baby mastodon is really super nice, though I did not see it was a mastodon at first. You would crack up if you could have seen what went through my mind. Lets just say I did not focus on the piece as a whole...I zeroed in on another part.

You have some great places to go for walks!

Barb said...

Those doggies have a nice swimming hole! I like the green view toward the dam. Looks like fall hasn't started the change there yet.

Lois said...

An absolutely gorgeous place! I love all the pictures. Enjoyed seeing the dogs having fun too!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

That is a lot of park to explore and with a dog park as well...you must have fun there every time you visit...so much to see you have not seen before. Love they added art throughout the park too! Have a lovely week.

Our photos said...

Wow, that is a really nice series !

The Yum List said...

First photo after the collage - the leaves make the perfect frame for that photo.

Dianna said...

Beautiful photos of what looks to be an enchanting place! Thank you for visiting today and leaving a comment for me.

TheChieftess said...

You live in a beautiful part of the country!!! You've certainly had more rain than we have had in California...all our hills are brown these days....

Cloudia said...

You bring us to such wonderul healing places, E!





ALOHA
ComfortSpiral
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NatureFootstep said...

wow, what a day! I love the idéa of an art trail. Great pieces from what i can see. :) Thanks for sharing your day :)

Happyone said...

Nice to see the dogs cooling off. : )

Al said...

What a great place to go for a hike. I like that unique artwork too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such a beautiful place for a walk. I always enjoy outdoor art!

MartiDIY said...

What an interesting park. I've never seen a dog park with a swim area. I bet that is a big hit with the dogs.

I love the little mastodon too.

Tom said...

Every place you find is prettier than the last!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's a beautiful time of year to get out on the trails and see what's there. I love that sculpture in the last photo. I had to really look to see what I was seeing! heehee! Hugs!

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos . Looks like a fun place to walk in ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Ida said...

That would be a fun walk. You got to see lots wonderful nature shots like the herons and enjoyed some cool art. I liked the Mastodon too.

Small Kucing said...

What a lovely day . I love all the greenery there.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

FINALLY a park that I've actually been too! :-) What great and fun photos, of a lovely place! Its been a few years since we visited but it was great fun, and the only thing we were missing was a dog!

Lynne said...

Another great park . . .
Loved the swimming place for the dogs!

Indrani said...

The baby mastodon is too cute.
Great series of pics. from the trail.

Photo Cache said...

Such a peaceful place here. I like the blue heron a lot.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks beautiful there, Eileen--everything is so green and the birds are so plentiful! The art trail is fun to see!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
faboulus photos of this area, the sunshine and the nature. Great !
Have a nice Tuesday, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

Fun60 said...

That is a fabulous park for observing nature. Great photo of the heron. I like the doggie swimming area - another great idea.

Andrea Priebe said...

The greenery surrounds everything ... do we really appreciate the important role our trees and bushes play in natures plan? I sometimes think not as people remove beautiful old trees just for their own convenience or idea of a pristine yard ... These are lovely pictures Eileen and I love the Baby Mastodon too ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Nancy Chan said...

Hi Eileen, these are beautiful mosaics! So nice to see the doggie having their swim.

Karen said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing these!

Linda said...

Nice! Love the baby mastodon! But why is a Maryland park named after Robert E. Lee?

Debbie said...

another great outing eileen, you sure do know where to go for the best views and wildlife sightings!!!!

Bob Bushell said...

That is beautiful, I love them all, right down to the Mastodon.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the composition of the Blue Heron photo Eileen. And I too think that would certainly be a favorite of mine---the mastodon!!!

Christine said...

You are fortunate to have so many beautiful parks nearby! There is certainly lots to see and enjoy from birds to dogs to mastodons! Very cool!
Have a great day!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Those doggies look happy in the water!

Lovely captures of all of your adventures as usual! LOL The ART! At first it looked like a strange insect on the branch to me and not a mastodon at all!

edenhills said...

Looks like a beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature. Love the baby mastadon.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

What a beautiful place to walk! And lots of wonderful things to photograph. Love the shot of the dogs having fun in the water!

veta said...

The park is quite interesting. Lovely shots.
Thank you for dropping by my "little home".
God Bless

Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen, I like parks that feature sculpture or other public art installations. Great to see. The Great Blue Heron pics are nice. Have a super day today! Wildlifewatcher (OpenID Wordpress not playing well with Google Blogger today)

David Gascoigne said...

Here is my question. Why do women almost never refer to their husbands by name? They virtually always use a term like "hubby" or "hubbers" for God's sake. I would never think of referring to my wife as "wifey" or "the missus." Whenever I refer to her on my blog I always call her Miriam. That is her name after all. It's a puzzle to me that wives apparently have some mental block when it comes to simply calling their spouse by his name.

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley post ,nette

Beate said...

What a beautiful place to go for walks! Love the picture of the Blue Heron. And the Art on the trail is wonderful!
Have a wonderful week, Eileen :)

Giga said...

Great place for walking and bird watching and admiring nature. The idea of swimming for dogs I like and my Pepa would certainly benefited from it. Regards.

Rambling Woods said...

Wow you have a popular blog Eileen..all the comments.. You do have great places to hike in and glad the weather was good for doing that so you could photograph are the different scenes and wildlife...Michelle

Nancy's Notes said...

Eileen, what an incredible adventure! I'd love to have walked along with you all! Your shots are wonderful, each one amazing! I love dropping in to see all that you've feasted your eyes on!
Nancy

red rose said...

Hello,Eileen.
You have such a wonderful place to walk,watching the nature. I especially like the blue heron. She is so elegant!!!Love to see the dogs swimming in the water.

pattisjarrett said...

Looks like a nice place. How nice the dogs have their very own swimming hole.

Kate said...

What a great place to walk. That mastodon is pretty cute.

Celeste said...

You have some great parks around you Eileen. The heron is magnificent and I love the mastodon sculpture.